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Consumers who purchased certain chainsaws from Harbor Freight may be eligible to receive replacement products or up to $50 in cash or gift cards thanks to a class action settlement agreement.

The Class is made up of anyone in the United States or in United States territories who purchased Portland, Chicago Electric, or One Stop Gardens 14-inch electric chainsaws (SKU Nos. 67255 or 61592) from Harbor Freight stores between March 11, 2011, and Feb. 6, 2018.

A class action lawsuit claimed Harbor Freight Tools USA, Inc. sold defective chainsaws which were subject to a recall. Harbor Freight denies all allegations of wrongdoing, and the Court has not ruled in favor of either party. Both parties believe the settlement to be in the Class’ best interest.

Settlement payout amounts depend on Class Members’ choice of benefits and whether they can provide proof of purchase or proof of destruction of the products at issue.

Class Members who submit claim forms by Nov. 24, 2021, without proof of purchase may be entitled to receive a $10 cash payment or a $25 gift card, limited to one claim per household and ISP address.

Class Members who submit claim forms by Nov. 24, 2021, with proof of purchase or proof of destruction may receive up to $50 in cash or gift card form for each Class Product purchased, if they attest they did not participate in the recall and prior disposal of the chainsaw.

Class Members who return the chainsaws affected by the settlement to a Harbor Freight store can also receive a replacement chainsaw anytime, or up to $50 in cash or gift card form if they return the chainsaw to the store before Nov. 24, 2021.

Anyone who wishes to object to or be excluded from the settlement must also do so by Nov. 24, 2021.

A final hearing will be held on Jan. 10, 2022.

Who’s Eligible

The class consists of anyone living in the United States or any of its territories, such as Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, the Northern Mariana Islands, and who purchased one or more qualifying chainsaws from Harbor Freight stores in the United States or U.S. territories, between March 11, 2011, and Feb. 6, 2018.

Potential Award

Up to $50 for each Class Product purchased.

  • Class Members who submit claim forms without proof of purchase may be entitled to receive a $10 cash payment or a $25 gift card, limited to one claim per household and ISP address.
  • Class Members who submit claim forms with proof of purchase or proof of destruction may receive up to $50 in cash or gift card form for each Class Product purchased, if they attest they did not participate in the recall and prior disposal of the chainsaw.
  • Class Members who return Class Products to a Harbor Freight store can also receive a replacement chainsaw anytime, or up to $50 in cash or gift card form if they return the chainsaw to the store before Nov. 24, 2021.
Proof of Purchase

Receipts, copies of receipts, or other documentation that shows the Class Member’s purchase of the covered products after March 11, 2011, and before Feb. 6, 2018.

Claim Form Deadline

11/24/2021

Case Name

Kaupelis v. Harbor Freight Tools USA, Inc., Case No. 8:19-cv-01203- JVS-DFM in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California

Final Hearing

01/10/2022

Settlement Website
Claims Administrator

Chainsaw Settlement
RG/2 Claims Administration
P.O. Box 59479
Philadelphia, PA 19102-9479
info@rg2claims.com
844-979-7302

Class Counsel

L. Timothy Fisher
Alec M. Leslie
Joel D. Smith
BURSOR & FISHER PA

Defense Counsel

Daniel J. Herling
MINTZ LEVIN COHN FERRIS GLOVSKY and POPEO PC

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48 Comments

  • Andrew Lewis October 23, 2021

    Add me

  • sheryl October 21, 2021

    this will not let you sign the form at the end

  • jerome October 20, 2021

    Add me

  • Susan R Phillips October 20, 2021

    Add me

  • ed vanderhoeked@gmail.com October 20, 2021

    Bought one,but don’t have receipts for proof?

  • Terry L Clubb October 19, 2021

    Please Add me!!

  • Linda Hopkins October 19, 2021

    Add Me please

  • Virginia pollack October 16, 2021

    Please add me

  • Shirley Palmer October 15, 2021

    Please add me

  • Jose fonseca October 15, 2021

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  • Talitha frazier October 15, 2021

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  • HEATHER MCMULLIN October 15, 2021

    PLEASE ADD ME IN

  • Roger L. Lott October 14, 2021

    ADD ME PLEASE

  • Julissa C. Falero October 14, 2021

    MY HUSBAND PURCHASED THIS CHAINSAW AROUND 2013 AND DID NOT LAST EVEN 2 MONTHS. COMPLETELY DISAPPOINTED!

  • Kelly Hawks October 14, 2021

    Add me please

  • Moneekia Hill October 14, 2021

    Add me please

  • KILA M BROOKS October 13, 2021

    Add me

  • Connie S October 13, 2021

    Bought one for my brother please add me

  • Luke Meuse October 13, 2021

    I also purchased a junk chainsaw electric. member mine also should be on file at store in fayetteville, ga

  • James. Cocce October 13, 2021

    I purchased this chainsaw in 2016 lasted less than 2 years junk

  • Ed Harvey October 12, 2021

    Harbor freight is my go to store had problems with items I’m a member receipt should be on file

  • Michelle Jolene Wilson October 12, 2021

    I purchased one for my son. It stopped working after a month. It’s junk.

  • Wanda Tindall October 12, 2021

    We bought one and it was junk quit working in 2 months

  • DONCELLA JENKINS October 12, 2021

    Add me😎

  • Toni Henderson October 12, 2021

    Add me

  • Edward R Reiter October 12, 2021

    Add me

  • Julie October 12, 2021

    We have 2. 14 inch chainsaw we bought from harbor fright in early 2018. Please add me

  • Kavon Moore October 12, 2021

    Add

  • Denise Moore October 12, 2021

    Add please

  • Jennifer October 12, 2021

    Add me

  • Reginald Gaines October 12, 2021

    Add me

  • Steve Hemphill October 12, 2021

    Please add me to this class action against HARBOR FREIGHT CHAINSAW case 8:19-cv-01203-JVS-DFM. Thanks !

  • Barbara L. Rogers October 12, 2021

    add me please

  • Kim holland October 12, 2021

    Add me please

  • IR October 12, 2021

    Add me please

  • LES GREEN October 12, 2021

    What is the claim notice number for the 14″ chainsaw which I have purchased from Northern Tool.

  • PATRICIA Ann HENRY October 12, 2021

    Please add me I purchase a chainsaw back in 2013 the damn thing didn’t even last no time from Harbor Freight

  • Dennis Nelson October 12, 2021

    I have the Chicago 14 inch chain saw and the 9 foot Wen chain saw both purchased at Harbor Frieght 2017.

  • Ronald B Butler October 12, 2021

    Add me to the list please…

  • karen a October 12, 2021

    Please add me

  • marlene mercer October 12, 2021

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  • Shenik Banks October 12, 2021

    Please add me

  • Mike E. peffer October 12, 2021

    Add

  • Brian Greene October 12, 2021

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  • Dawn Childers October 11, 2021

    Please add me. Bought one.

  • Aida October 8, 2021

    Bought, add me

  • Agnes October 8, 2021

    Add me please

  • Renae October 8, 2021

    Add me please

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